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The 8 best places to live in Cambridgeshire

The results are in! See where you voted as the best place to live in Cambridgeshire.

Flat fenland and lively market towns to the north, gorgeous bucolic villages to the east and west and the world-famous historic university city to the south. There’s something for everyone in this county of contrasts.

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Melbourn

Looking for idyllic country living with a side order of easy London commuting? That's what's on offer in this large Cambs village with it's own station and amenities galore.

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Woodditton

Can't decide between Cambs or Suffolk? Choose one of the gorgeous villages on the border, like well-connected Woodditton, and enjoy the best of both counties.

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St Ives

Always fancied owning a little pleasure boat? Move to charming St Ives and you'll have the perfect excuse to spend your spare time messing about on the river.

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Kimbolton

Kimbolton is one of the friendliest places to live in the county, with a beautiful historic high street and great sense of community, plus a rather stately school that's a huge part of town life. Part of our Top 200 Places to Live series.

4

The Shelfords

Sharpen your elbows because there is s a lot of competition for property in these perfectly-placed villages with their many amenities and commuting potential.

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Ely

This fenland town has a lot going for it - direct trains to Cambridge and London, indies aplenty and of course the cathedral. Rolling hills there are not, but the flat, water-logged countryside has a strange kind of beauty you'll come to love.

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Huntingdon

Priced out of expensive Cambridge? How about the much more affordable commuter town of Huntingdon, which sits on the river Great Ouse with a lovely country park.

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Cambridge

Want to live alongside some of the cleverest people in the country and with some of the most iconic historical buildings on your doorstep? This riverside university town, with direct fast trains to London, should be top of your list.